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  1. Re: Is the MMI control panel in the centre console, also the "Control Head" as reported by VCDS? 
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    The MMI system will work/startup without a control panel, it just you won't have any control over the MMI system, that was never going to be the fault with your system.

    If the gateway is dead then the hole car is dead, as every module communicates vi the can-gateway, and the gateway is also located behind the glovebox.

    Gateway is the one with the VW/Audi logo in the picture below, and you can see the two optical cables going into the unit.


    All the other part locations are correct in your list
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5NUT View Post
    The MMI system will work/startup without a control panel, it just you won't have any control over the MMI system, that was never going to be the fault with your system.

    If the gateway is dead then the hole car is dead, as every module communicates vi the can-gateway, and the gateway is also located behind the glovebox.

    Gateway is the one with the VW/Audi logo in the picture below, and you can see the two optical cables going into the unit.


    All the other part locations are correct in your list
    Thanks once again B5NUT - really helpful to me.

    Therefore, based on this, do we think that the Control Head is what I need to replace, or the CAN Gateway?

    Now that I have these test results from VCDS - I'm assuming that it's the Control Head that is stopping everything from working?

    Controller Electrical Optical

    19-CAN Gateway OK ERROR
    07-Control Head ERROR ERROR
    0E-Media Player 1 OK ERROR
    47-Sound System OK ERROR
    56-Radio OK ERROR
    37-Navigation OK ERROR
     
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    Yes it dead RIP Control head.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5NUT View Post
    Yes it dead RIP Control head.
    Ok - thanks for this.

    I'll get my hands on one, and am aware that it may well need to have the component protection overridden/reset to make it work. Do you, or does anyone, know anyone in the SE that can do this electronics job outside of the Main ********?

    Many thanks!
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjsdavis View Post
    Ok - thanks for this.

    I'll get my hands on one, and am aware that it may well need to have the component protection overridden/reset to make it work. Do you, or does anyone, know anyone in the SE that can do this electronics job outside of the Main ********?

    Many thanks!
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    It was indeed the Control Head - many thanks B5NUT.

    The Control Head was fitted, and most local electronics people wanted 100-150 to remove the Component Protection (Yes, financial rape).

    In the end, I used CT Cars in West Horsley, Surrey - who charged me the very fair 40 to remove CP. Massive shout out to them, who were very friendly, reasonable and offered me a while-u-wait service that was appointed - they even threw in coffee! It was done in about 15 mins, and I drove off very happy with a fully working system. I've allowed a number of weeks now since it was done to make sure it was a permanent fix - it is.
     
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